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US troops will leave Niger by mid-September, Pentagon

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May22,2024

American troops will leave Niger by mid-September, – Pentagon

American troops will leave Niger by mid-September mid-September, the Pentagon and representatives of the Niger Ministry of Defense reported.

Earlier, the junta that came to power in this West African country demanded the withdrawal of troops.

The deadlines were set as a result of four days of negotiations between representatives of the military departments of the two countries in Niger's capital, Niamey, a joint statement said.

Niger's demand for troop withdrawal is a blow to US military operations in the Sahel – the vast sub-Saharan region where al-Qaeda-linked groups operate. and the Islamic State.

According to a senior military and senior defense official who spoke to reporters, American troops and equipment have already begun to leave Niger.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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